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Cambridge Folk Festival 2015 | Day Two – Review

Angaleena wraps up her set with Pain Pills at #cff15

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Written by Esther Harper

Friday at the 51st Cambridge Folk Festival was a real treat for Americana fans. In the middle of the afternoon, Angaleena Presley, accompanied by her band, played the main stage. She opened her set with American Middle Class, the title of her solo album, before segueing into some “hillbilly music” with One Horse Town and Fastest Girl in Town. After three further songs with her band, she played two acoustic numbers, which she explained was how she’d been touring the UK over the past few weeks. If some of the crowd had seemed a little less than enthused by her set thus far, her performance of the yet-unreleased song If You Bless My Heart, I’ll Smack Your Face, was the perfect ice-breaker; the crowd laughed and applauded in approval of her sassy lyrics. Her band then returned to play four more songs, including my personal favourite of hers, Knocked Up. Continue reading